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New lawsuit against "revenge porn" site also targets GoDaddy

DOJ Helped AT&T, Others Avoid Wiretap Act, Promised Not To Charge Them If They Helped Spy On People

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Want to know one reason why the feds are so interested in giving blanket immunity to anyone who helps them spy on people? Perhaps because they're already telling companies that they have immunity if they help them spy on people. Specifically, they've issued special letters of immunity, more or less...
DOJ Helped AT&T, Others Avoid Wiretap Act, Promised Not To Charge Them If They Helped Spy On People

Classmates.com Agrees to $9.5 Million False Advertising Settlement

mashable.com
Classmates.com — the website that promises to reunite people with their mullet-haired friends of youth — has agreed to pay out a $9.5 million settlement for a lawsuit dating back to 2008 accusing the company of “false advertising” through “deceptive” marketing emails.The problems for Classmate.com began back in late...
Classmates.com Agrees to $9.5 Million False Advertising Settlement

California AG Harris urges app developers to respect users' privacy

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The wealth of personal data that mobile apps collect on their users needs to be conspicuously stated to consumers or developers could face legal heat, California attorney general Kamala D. Harris said Wednesday.Rather than resorting to subpoenas and enforcement actions, the California attorney general's office is in the midst...
California AG Harris urges app developers to respect users' privacy

No Good Can Come Of Any Cybersecurity Bill Without A Clear Definition Of The Problem

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With CISPA dead (mercifully) from a critical case of Senate disinterest, the conversation has inevitably turned to what the next cybersecurity bill should look like. Over at Wired, Julian Sanchez has laid out some guidelines for a cybersecurity bill that actually works, achieving the stated goals of CISPA without butchering...
No Good Can Come Of Any Cybersecurity Bill Without A Clear Definition Of The Problem

First California lawsuit over mobile privacy issues crashes

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A California state court has dismissed a closely watched lawsuit charging that Delta Air Lines failed to comply with state privacy laws for mobile applications...
First California lawsuit over mobile privacy issues crashes
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